The Austrian Embassy in Beijing announces Aodili – The Sounds of Music – A Musical Journey from Mozart to Pop, a concert tour for Chinese audiences from May 5th through to May 10th in Beijing and Shanghai. This tour highlights the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Austria and China.

Valerie the cosmopolitan pop singer from Vienna and Moscow, surprises her listeners with her superb voice and innovative lyrics. Her humorous, poetic and also thoughtful words – written by Valerie as well as in collaboration with different musicians – are often critical in a playful way. The twice Amadeus Award Winner (the highest Austrian music prize) is very versatile, having simultaneously studied jazz singing at the Conservatory in Vienna and graduating at the same time in law. Valerie composes, writes and sings in German, English and French. Valerie is praised by the Walter Gröbchen music journalist as “One of the country’s most extravagant, most captivating and most talented artists”.

G-Neila Lukas Plöchl & Manix The Austrian-Chinese hit-rapper Lukas Plöchl found enthusiastic fans in the Austrian music world during the Austrian TV Show “Heroes of tomorrow” with his song Tractor-Gansta-Rap. The current charts in Austria are dominated by Lukas Plöchl, also known as the G-Neila, and his band member, Manuel Hoffelner, who is better known as ManiX. The band is a fixture at Number 1 in the Austrian charts and their current album “Oidaah Pumpn Muas’s” has almost gone platinum with more than 50,000 CD sold.

DJ Mel Merio Mel Merio has worked with Christopher Just, Larry Tee, Chicks on Speed, Clemens Haipl and Peter Pansky and for the TV channels puls 4 Austria, MTV and Radio Energy. As a DJ Mel Merio performed for almost 10 years at big events in Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg, New York and now in her second home London. Mel Merio, Amanda Lepore and Chicks on Speed performed the Life Ball Song (2008 ‘The Life’) at the Life Ball, the largest HIV charity event in Europe.

DJ Mel Merio: 21:00 – 22:00, 23:00 – 23:30, and 0:00 – late

Valerie Sajdik: 22:00 – 23:00

G-NEILA & MANIX: 23:30 – 0:00

Admission to the concerts will be free to the general public. For more information regarding the Aodili – The Sounds of Music – A Musical Journey from Mozart to Pop tour and other cultural events celebrating 40 years of Austrian-Chinese diplomatic relations, please see or

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